When Forces Of Goodness Raise Their Beautiful Heads To Speak Love The Forces Of Evil Spew Forth Their Predictable Bile

And so that came to be last night at the Golden Globe Awards when Meryl Streep, one of America’s most respected and adored actresses, came to the defense of decency. Without mentioning names she drove a spike of righteousness right through the Donald’s black heart when she spoke.

“An actor’s only job is to enter the lives of people and let you feel what that feels like … there was one performance this year that stunned me. It sank its hooks in my heart. It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter — someone he outranked in privilege, power and the capacity to fight back. It kind of broke my heart when I saw it.”

“This instinct to humiliate, when it’s modeled by someone in the public platform, by someone powerful,” she continued, “ it filters down into everybody’s life, because it kind of gives permission for other people to do the same thing. Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence invites violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.”

Her goodness unleashed a predictable tweet storm of guilt driven hatefulness. The usual scum of the earth types jumped to confirm their ugliness. This was typified by one of the dogs of Fox News when Sean Hannity fired back: “This is exactly why Hwood is DYING, what a bunch of hypocrites.”

It is one of the greatest downers of life that goodness must always be offset by hatefulness as sure as the world turns. How else can it be explained that Obama is followed by Trump.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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